I made this for my parent's 40th anniversary this week. Thought I'd share it here as well. This is the house they've been living in since 1996.
When I was little I was convinced I wanted to be an architect. I used to spend hours playing around in home CAD programs. Even though I ultimately went a different path, I still find myself drawn to architecture. Maybe it's the geometry. My brain tends to run really organized and I like when things make geometric sense.
Anyway, here is an illustration I did based on some trips to San Francisco the past few months.
Earlier this year I bought and iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and it's really helped me with drawing more. I think I always hated how with an eraser on real paper you never could quite perfectly erase mistakes. It's a lot easier to do digitally, obviously, so I find myself picking it up more to try random things then I did when I only had a notebook and pencils/pens.
Back when I was still a photojournalist in Atlanta I made friends with Megan Miller, a photographer based out of Los Angeles. Back in late June we were getting some coffee and she told me she wanted to get some more advertising photography for her portfolio. I'd been batting an idea around in my head for a brand I used to work on and pitched it to her.
Megan loved the idea and over the past two months in our free time we planned some shoots and made some fake ads. Besides the fun of pretending to be in ad school again, I enjoyed getting to work with a photographer who's work I really admire. You can see the results of our collaboration below.
Yesterday I had a dumb idea for a breakfast restaurant that would be based in New York City, so today I took a few minutes to mock up a logo for it. Decided on the color because of it's similarity to an egg yolk, obviously. And Picked Gotham for the font mainly for the obviousness of the New York connection.
Yesterday, the producer who sits next to me at this freelance gig brought in his dog. Given all the attention dogs get whenever they are brought in to any ad agency, it made me feel bad for people who work in industries that don't allow them at the office. This was the solution I came up with.
As of today I'm freelancing at Critical Mass through the end of August.
If you have any upcoming freelance starting in September, please feel free to reach out as I'd love to help. I'm currently based out of Los Angeles but can work on-site anywhere with notice or remotely.